As if we needed one more reason to be excited for the stay-at-home order to be behind us…enter Restylane Kysse (pronounced kiss!), a hyaluronic acid injectable designed specifically for lip injections, made by cosmetics giant Galderma and recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for usage in the United States. Here’s everything you need to know about what is soon-to-be your new favorite lip enhancing procedure…
Why do we love it?
There’s a reason why it is Europe’s number one lip filler! Because Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler, it is placed in categories similar to Juvéderm and other Restylane products (which we already love). It uses Galderma’s proprietary XpresHAn Technology which allows for the hyaluronic acid to bind to itself after injection, stretch, and then go back to its original space. So, when your mouth moves by talking, smiling, or kissing, the hyaluronic acid has the ability to integrate into the tissue where it is injected and mold to your tissues – essentially becoming one with your lips. Compared to other lip fillers that feel uncomfortable or difficult to get used to, Kysse feels more natural and looks more natural as well. Yes please!
What type of results can I expect?
Kysse is known to provide lip fullness and improve the appearance of lines above the mouth. Desired results typically appear around the eighth week of treatment, specifically with the shape of the upper and lower lips (hello plush, pillow soft lips!). Kysse will normally last between three to six months, however, it has the potential to last up to a year!
What is the cost?
No sticker shock here! Kysse is a more cost-effective option than other lip fillers. Sold by the syringe, it typically costs anywhere from $500 to $2,000. Here’s the thing, studies show that most patients only require one to two syringes to achieve the desired results (compared to other fillers that require quite a bit more)! So, if Kysse works for you, you will get a filler that costs less and lasts longer.
Who is a candidate for Kysse?
At Skin NV, we find that the best candidates for Restalyne Kysse injections are those in their 20s or 30s who want enhanced lips. We also recommend it for patients ages 50 to 60 years old who want to bring volume back to their lips.
We are thrilled to have our doors open again and are especially excited to offer new, innovative treatments such as Restylane Kysse. If you are interested in learning more about Kysse or would like to schedule a FREE consultation, please call our South Tampa Med Spa at (813) 839-4141.